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17 November : Event - Managing Space

Managing Space

Wednesday, 17 November 08:00 - 09:00 PST (UTC-8)
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Space domain awareness, space situational awareness, or space traffic management – no matter what terminology we apply the global space community is urgently aware of the need for increased insight, management, and coordination of the multitude of objects that are being launched and inserted into orbits around our planet. It’s a good problem to have, illustrating the continuing breadth and depth of human engagement in space. But it is a problem we have to address NOW. Debates are ongoing about roles, responsibilities, technical solutions, and governance models; however, what does success look like? After we have progressed through the “storming and norming” phase of any new activity what is the steady-state vision for managing a crowded, vibrant orbital ecosystem?

Moderator: Lauren Smith, Operations Manager, Ground Enterprise Systems Operating Unit, Space Systems Sector, Northrop Grumman

Joe Landon, Vice President, Advanced Programs Development, Lockheed Martin

Ron Lopez, President & Managing Director, Astroscale U.S.

Andrew Rush, President & COO, Redwire Space

Gen. David D. Thompson, Vice Chief, Space Operations, U.S. Space Force
Forum Ballroom